Ted Kennedy was in good humor following brain surgery at Duke University Medical Center on Monday, joking with his wife, “I feel like a million bucks. I think I will do that again tomorrow.” Kennedy’s neurosurgeon said the operation was a success. The senator will now begin radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

Los Angeles Times:

A Kennedy spokesman said the senator spoke with his wife, Vicki, immediately after the surgery and told her: “I feel like a million bucks. I think I will do that again tomorrow.”

In a statement issued by his office, the 76-year-old Democrat said his surgery will be followed by radiation treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as chemotherapy.

Saying he was “humbled by the outpouring” of prayers from around the world, the senior senator from Massachusetts thanked those who have “expressed their support and good wishes as I tackle this new and unexpected health challenge.”

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